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Summer Institute for Teachers

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 closure of Harvard Forest, the Summer Institute for Teachers is cancelled for August 2020. Please email Pamela Snow ( in mid-September to receive updates on future teacher training opportunities.

The Harvard Forest offers a forest ecology training institute for teachers of grades 2-12. Teachers of all levels of experience can learn how to implement field studies of local ecosystems in their schoolyards. See the brochure for all projects.

Summer Institute Flyers and Registration Forms by Project:

Contact Pamela Snow, Schoolyard Coordinator at (978) 756-6146 or via email to begin a hands-on, long-term ecological research project by enrolling in the Summer Institute.

Data Workshops

Fall Workshops

Teachers are enouraged to particpate in our data workshops in late fall to learn how to input, manage, and analyze project data. The Level I Data Workshop is designed for first year teachers. The Levels II and III Workshops are for experienced Schoolyard teachers.

Spring Workshop

Teachers are invited to learn from Harvard ecologists about project protocols in the spring and to share, through a series of teacher presentations, the ways these project themes are being integrated into class curricula.

 Please email Program Coordinator, Pamela Snow at for specific information on upcoming teacher workshops.

Teacher Professional Development Opportunities with Program Partners